What is the Canadian Experience Class (CEC )?
If you are currently working in Canada on a work permit, you may be able to apply for Canadian permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class. The Canadian Experience Class is one of three programs you may be able to apply for using Express entry.
To qualify under Canadian Experience Class you must:
- meet the required language levels needed for your job;
- have at least 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before you apply. The work experience must have been full-time or an equal amount in part-time;
- have been working in Canada legally.
What is skilled work experience?
The Canadian government has assigned a special code to almost all job types performed within Canada. The system through which codes are assigned is called the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system.
To apply under Canadian Experience Class , your work experience must be in a NOC code that falls within either Skill Type 0, Skill Level A or Skill Level B:
- managerial jobs (skill level 0)
- professional jobs (skill type A)
- technical jobs and skilled trades (skill type B)
Your work experience must also have been paid, full-time or the equivalent hours part-time.
Canadian Experience class processing time
Approximately 80 percent of applications made under the Canadian Experience Class are processed within less than six months
Canadian Experience class proof of funds
You don’t need to show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family if
you’re applying under the Canadian Experience Class.
Steps to apply
Step 1. Get your Canadian work permit.
Step 2: Complete one full years of work in Canada
Step 3: Do your language testing.
Step 4: Let us create an Express Entry profile for you
Step 5: Let us help improve your profile and ranking under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
Step 6: Receive an invitation to apply
Step 7: Get your medical and security background checks done then submit an e-application
Step 8: Immigration authorities will review your e-application
Step 9: Receive confirmation of permanent resident status.
Step 10: Get your PR card
Why you need an immigration lawyer
The Canadian Experience Class immigration option is very competitive and not all who apply will be selected for Canadian permanent residency. Let us help you put the strongest possible application together. We will ensure that all regulations are met before filing and will communicate with the immigration authorities on your behalf throughout.